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  1. Looking for alternative to Chilton Manuals! Online Maybe?. goldie, Oct 27, 2017
    1. Re: Looking for alternative to Chilton Manuals! Online Maybe?. Dave H, Oct 27, 2017
    2. Inter-library loan. xtargeter , Oct 27, 2017
    3. Youtube, surprisingly. DannyBeans, Oct 27, 2017
      1. +1 on the videos.... J.Cook, Oct 27, 2017
    4. Sometimes there's no substitute for the Factory Manual. Bruce Bergman, Oct 28, 2017
      1. Factory service manuals.. Z-man51, Oct 29, 2017
      2. Even the Haynes books can be good.... TheFnord, Oct 29, 2017
        1. Manuals... Chloe, Oct 29, 2017
        2. I usually bought both.... Z-man51, Oct 29, 2017
        3. The gospel of Haynes.... Snowtroll, Oct 31, 2017
      3. And sometimes they can be fun.... Cpt. Obvious, Oct 29, 2017
    5. If you want a pro manual. Renegade_Azzy, Oct 28, 2017
    6. Interesting find. What's the difference?. goldie, Oct 31, 2017
      1. The Battery?. Snowtroll, Nov 1, 2017
  2. Did he just.... Eirik, Oct 27, 2017
    1. Not "abandon" per se. vicroc4, Oct 27, 2017
      1. Not a target.... Cpt. Obvious, Oct 27, 2017
        1. I'm assuming Doc won't kill Jinx. Jelsemium, Oct 27, 2017
          1. Time machine or.... Dave H, Oct 27, 2017
            1. Guessing not a simulation.. Khan Fused, Oct 27, 2017
            2. Guessing not a simulation.. Khan Fused, Oct 27, 2017
              1. Time loop there, or glitch in the matrix? (n/t). Khan Fused, Oct 27, 2017
        2. Seems like it. vicroc4, Oct 28, 2017
  3. Definition challenge. Moriniman, Oct 27, 2017
    1. Cow Orker. Hunting Guy, Oct 27, 2017
    2. It is a typo, but.... Nohbody, Oct 27, 2017
      1. Correct!. J.Cook, Oct 27, 2017
  4. "Endurance" Scott Kelly's book about his year on the ISS. Antknot, Oct 26, 2017
    1. This is on my Christmas Wish List! N/T. Jelsemium, Oct 27, 2017
  5. Did you need the missing text?. SteelSterling, Oct 26, 2017
    1. Also.... J.Cook, Oct 26, 2017
    2. how.... paintball sycho, Oct 26, 2017
    3. Got it... plus an addition.. Doc Nickel, Oct 26, 2017
      1. Lots of work, but nice result.... Cpt. Obvious, Oct 27, 2017
  6. I can't believe it hasn't been brought up yet!. Goldie, Oct 26, 2017
    1. No idea what could be in the JFK file. Jelsemium Frangipani Kniphofia, Oct 26, 2017
      1. Oh, that file?. Typeminer, Oct 26, 2017
    2. It's too old.... Doc Nickel, Oct 26, 2017
      1. All right, I confess..... beejay5169, Oct 26, 2017
        1. Or else.... Jelsemium Frangipani Kniphofia, Oct 26, 2017
          1. I much preferred. Kandinsky, Oct 26, 2017
    3. "Who [CENSORED] Cares?" [Deadpool]. CF, Oct 26, 2017
    4. Maybe I'm just boring . . .. DannyBeans, Oct 27, 2017
      1. Nothing will satisfy the True Believers. n/t. eddi, Oct 29, 2017
  7. Boy, do I screw *that* up.... Doc Nickel, Oct 26, 2017
    1. ... and then I screwed up the title of that one. :). Doc Nickel, Oct 26, 2017
      1. But it *is* morning nt. MarkT, Oct 26, 2017
        1. Remember. JWHouk, Oct 26, 2017
          1. My reality is the only true reality. MarkT, Oct 26, 2017
            1. I reject your reality and subsitute my own.. Doc Nickel, Oct 26, 2017
              1. I reject your rejection!. MarkT, Oct 26, 2017
                1. OBJECTION!. J.Cook, Oct 27, 2017
              2. Ha! Do you know where that quote came from?. Jelsemium, Oct 27, 2017
                1. Well.... J.Cook, Oct 27, 2017
                  1. I think it was a deliberate reference on Adam's part. (NT). vicroc4, Oct 28, 2017
                  2. I'm pretty sure that Adam quoted Dr. Who.. Jelsemium, Oct 31, 2017
    2. Wayback Machine. Steampunkhawk, Oct 26, 2017
  8. Aw crap.. FerreTrip, Oct 25, 2017
    1. Assuming.... Lord *Redacted* the *censored*, Oct 25, 2017
    2. You jinxed Jinx?! o.0. Jelsemium Frangipani Kniphofia, Oct 26, 2017
  9. 25/10/17 - EJECT! EJECT!. Khai , Oct 25, 2017
    1. That's what the fireproof shampoo is for.. Dave H, Oct 25, 2017
    2. [Long-Service _BattleTech_ Player Mode Enabled]. CF, Oct 25, 2017
      1. As a long retired Mechwarrior.... Cpt. Obvious, Oct 26, 2017
        1. "Alpha Strike" Was Never A Problem For Me.... CF, Oct 26, 2017
    3. *types IDKFA*. PolarBearSama, Oct 26, 2017
      1. IDDQD might help, too. (nt). DannyBeans, Oct 26, 2017
        1. Clearly I'm DOOM'd. Lord *Redacted* the *censored*, Oct 26, 2017
        2. And from the sky.... kiawe, Oct 26, 2017
  10. oh dear... 25/10/2017. Kandinsky, Oct 25, 2017
    1. East coast US too. cbob, Oct 25, 2017
  11. Another Shop Pages Update.... Doc Nickel, Oct 24, 2017
    1. Probably better read than you think. One.. Bruce Bergman, Oct 25, 2017
    2. You have plenty of other lurking readers.... MarkF, Oct 25, 2017
    3. I read 'em.. DannyBeans, Oct 25, 2017
    4. One more.. Tenerec, Oct 25, 2017
    5. Me too. Typeminer, Oct 25, 2017
    6. Me too!. TheFnord, Oct 25, 2017
  12. Putting this in the page's Awesome list.. FerreTrip, Oct 24, 2017
    1. And done.. FerreTrip, Oct 24, 2017
  13. Thought it was Doc. PolarBearFan, Oct 24, 2017
  14. Can't access The Whiteboard from South America.. SteelSterling, Oct 24, 2017
    1. Could be because some the .br domains. cbob, Oct 24, 2017
      1. I'm not in Brazil, nor a Brazilian server.. SteelSterling, Oct 24, 2017
        1. We're back now.. SteelSterling, Oct 24, 2017
  15. TWB 10/24/17. Kestrel, Oct 24, 2017
    1. That's Jinx.... Snark, Oct 24, 2017
      1. Enjoying.... Welsh Rat, Oct 24, 2017
        1. But does he remember the. Machtyn, Oct 24, 2017
          1. I want to know. Dave H, Oct 24, 2017
            1. It's not... Chloe, Oct 24, 2017
  16. It's a hot night in Southern California. James, Oct 23, 2017
    1. Looks like another perfect day.. DannyBeans, Oct 24, 2017
      1. Randy Newman. Dave H, Oct 24, 2017
      2. I'm 4'11". Jelsemium, Oct 24, 2017
        1. Sometimes I wish .... Tim, Oct 24, 2017
          1. Then there's Delta. cbob, Oct 24, 2017
    2. An update. James, Oct 24, 2017
    3. It's Worse Than That (For Some).... CF, Oct 24, 2017
  17. I couldn't think of a better eulogy if I tried... :). Doc Nickel, Oct 23, 2017
    1. So say we all <n/t>. Dave H, Oct 23, 2017
    2. .... Lord *Redacted* the *censored*, Oct 25, 2017
  18. Today's fist looks familiar. Dave H, Oct 23, 2017
    1. The Question Is.... CF, Oct 23, 2017
      1. Of course.... JWHouk, Oct 23, 2017
        1. It could be .... Jelsemium, Oct 23, 2017
          1. i know it won't happen. Kandinsky, Oct 23, 2017
            1. Who's in there?. PolarBearSama, Oct 24, 2017
              1. It was answered.. jwhouk, Oct 24, 2017
                1. Re: It was answered.. Dave H, Oct 24, 2017
                  1. I thought. Jelsemium, Oct 24, 2017
  19. Incorrect image. dpm, Oct 23, 2017
    1. ohhhh. Kandinsky, Oct 23, 2017
    2. 400 images ago... I remember it just like "yesterday" n/t. Machtyn, Oct 23, 2017
      1. *rimshot* n/t. PolarBearSama, Oct 23, 2017
      2. Hee hee hee.... Doc Nickel, Oct 23, 2017
        1. Of course, .... Machtyn, Oct 23, 2017
    3. Yeah, yeah.... Doc Nickel, Oct 23, 2017
      1. well well.... digi_owl, Oct 23, 2017
      2. I was wondering about that.... Kestrel, Oct 25, 2017
  20. So what was wrong with "Blade Runner"?. Doc Nickel, Oct 22, 2017
    1. A summary of Howard Taylor's review...... Hans Haase, Oct 22, 2017
    2. Haven't seen it but have seen reviews. MarkT, Oct 22, 2017
      1. Re: Haven't seen it but have seen reviews. Typeminer, Oct 23, 2017
    3. What *Wasn't*.... CF, Oct 22, 2017
      1. no spolirers. smorizio, Oct 22, 2017
      2. I liked it but I' weird. lurker, Oct 22, 2017
    4. Blaming it on the marketing. Namrepus221, Oct 23, 2017
      1. if you have netflix watch the directors cut much better.. smorizio, Oct 23, 2017
      2. If it helps . . .. DannyBeans, Oct 24, 2017
        1. that like trying to watch long version of dune.... smorizio, Oct 24, 2017
    5. Mark Kermode review. Welsh Rat, Oct 23, 2017
  21. Help with DIY-type CNC stepper controllers?. Doc Nickel, Oct 21, 2017
    1. Max current is determined by a resistor. y0da900, Oct 21, 2017
    2. Microstepping. Moriniman, Oct 22, 2017
    3. Suggestion.... Nick, Oct 23, 2017
      1. That's actually kind of the question.... Doc Nickel, Oct 24, 2017
  22. Shut up Greg. I love it!. Dan Voils, Oct 21, 2017
    1. I'd have called him Carl myself. Dave H, Oct 21, 2017
    2. Not sure the link was a good thing. MarkT, Oct 21, 2017
      1. No worries.... Doc Nickel, Oct 21, 2017
        1. Hadn't considered that. MarkT, Oct 21, 2017
  23. Electro-genic arm?. SteelSterling, Oct 20, 2017
  24. ...Aaaaaaaaand Enter Jinx.... tmk, Oct 19, 2017
    1. or he could be in this suit. smorizio, Oct 20, 2017
      1. new alien armor movie from russia. smorizio, Oct 20, 2017
  25. RACCOON DOWN!!!!. JWHouk, Oct 19, 2017
    1. Anyone else thinking.... PolarBearSama, Oct 19, 2017
      1. But . . .. DannyBeans, Oct 19, 2017
        1. He's a goddamn pater familius! <n/t>. PolarBearSama, Oct 20, 2017
          1. Damn, he's in a tight spot.. DannyBeans, Oct 20, 2017
            1. Ain't this place just a geographical oddity? 2 weeks from everywhere!. PolarBearSama, Oct 20, 2017
      2. Didn't Woolworth's go bye-bye like 30 years ago?. Jelsemium, Oct 19, 2017
        1. Woolworth. Welsh Rat, Oct 19, 2017
          1. Re: Woolworth. Dave H, Oct 19, 2017
    2. Time line. Jelsemium, Oct 19, 2017
    3. Thanks!. Dave H, Oct 21, 2017
    4. Re: RACCOON DOWN!!!!. JSStryker, Oct 22, 2017
  26. Timeout errors trying to reach the site. Salda007, Oct 18, 2017
    1. Same in Hungary n/t. JozsefC, Oct 18, 2017
      1. Another Hungarian Whiteboarder?. Algaean, Oct 19, 2017
        1. Yup... TWB is internationally awesome :D n/t. JozsefC, Oct 20, 2017
    2. Fine in Indiana (nt). DannyBeans, Oct 18, 2017
    3. Was down in Oz, back up now (n/t). beejay5169, Oct 18, 2017
    4. yep. digi_owl, Oct 18, 2017
      1. well damn.... digi_owl, Oct 18, 2017
    5. Site works for me, but the strip didn't update.. Flying Wrench, Oct 18, 2017
      1. Same. PSadlon, Oct 18, 2017
      2. Working fine for me now.. Flying Wrench, Oct 18, 2017
    6. Still down for me in the US.. Tenerec, Oct 18, 2017
    7. The Second Panel on the 18th. Jelsemium, Oct 19, 2017
  27. Anyone use 3mm printer filament?. Goldie, Oct 17, 2017
    1. No, but.... Doc Nickel, Oct 17, 2017
      1. Old printrbot. Goldie, Oct 17, 2017
        1. printer options. Cbob, Oct 18, 2017
        2. Source for the acorn nuts?. J.Cook, Oct 19, 2017
          1. Bits!. Goldie, Oct 19, 2017
    2. anyone help you out yet?. ydna-zds, Oct 19, 2017
  28. Yet another small shop update.... Doc Nickel, Oct 17, 2017
    1. Links?. Antknot, Oct 18, 2017
  29. Wait a minute, something doesn't make sense time wise.... James, Oct 16, 2017
    1. Erasing Monday is an admirals le goal nt. Jelsemium, Oct 17, 2017
    2. They made a movie about that. PolarBearSama, Oct 17, 2017
    3. Cartoon timekeeping.... Doc Nickel, Oct 17, 2017
  30. If you liked Calvin and Hobbs. Jelsemium, Oct 15, 2017
    1. You talked me into it. Thanks n/t. eddi, Oct 15, 2017
    2. R&R is ok, but.... Xodiac, Oct 17, 2017
      1. Both R&R and PahU.... Doc Nickel, Oct 17, 2017
        1. Raccoons is where it's at..... Snowtroll, Oct 21, 2017
  31. Anybody ever bought via AliBaba?. Hans, Oct 15, 2017
    1. Sort of. Kymation, Oct 15, 2017
    2. Ive tried Aliexpress a couple of times.. Irregular Logic, Oct 15, 2017
    3. Quantity buys. Dave H, Oct 15, 2017
      1. Yeah, but not for cheap OLED's. Hans, Oct 15, 2017
    4. Are you aware of... LostinAPhogg, Oct 15, 2017
      1. AND ALSO.... PAINTBALL SYCHO, Oct 18, 2017
    5. Aliexpress and Alibaba. Jeff Pace, Oct 16, 2017
      1. Any chance you can share the vendor?. Hans, Oct 21, 2017
  32. bears and drinks. Eon, Oct 14, 2017
    1. must have mistaken the drink. snark, Oct 14, 2017
      1. Bottle neck. Jelsemium, Oct 15, 2017
      2. Bottle neck. Jelsemium, Oct 15, 2017
      3. He asked the guy with the camera to open it for him. n/t. eddi, Oct 15, 2017
        1. If a bear asked me.... Spike, Oct 16, 2017
  33. To everyone that thought the fuse was inert. IT WASN"T!. James, Oct 14, 2017
    1. That is odd. MarkT, Oct 14, 2017
      1. I agree with you, but.... James, Oct 14, 2017
        1. Possibilities. Antknot, Oct 14, 2017
  34. Project Binky: How to TIG-weld a porcelain coffee cup:. Doc Nickel, Oct 14, 2017
    1. I did just that yesterday. James, Oct 14, 2017
      1. Dammit.... Doc Nickel, Oct 15, 2017
        1. Not Only You. Retromash, Oct 15, 2017
    2. Add ceramic welding to things I learned about by reading The Tinkers Guild. n/t. eddi, Oct 14, 2017
      1. Just checking.... Doc Nickel, Oct 15, 2017
        1. Also check the publish date on that video.... J.Cook, Oct 15, 2017
        2. Thank you, but I realized there was something weird.... eddi, Oct 15, 2017
  35. Dew Flavored Oreos?. Jelsemium, Oct 13, 2017
    1. Re; Dew Flavored Oreos?. CF, Oct 14, 2017
    2. Why not? They've already done "Cookies & Cream" flavored Oreos. nt. TheFnord, Oct 14, 2017
      1. Are you familar with the concept of a von Neumann Catastrophe?. eddi, Oct 15, 2017
    3. You say that like.... T'Renn, Oct 15, 2017
      1. If you mean.... Cpt. Obvious, Oct 18, 2017
    4. Another nominee for worst idea of the month. Typeminer, Oct 17, 2017
      1. Chips don't sound so bad.... Dave H, Oct 17, 2017
        1. Speaking of odd-flavored sodas.... TheFnord, Oct 18, 2017
          1. Re: Speaking of odd-flavored sodas.... Antknot, Oct 19, 2017
  36. "There's nothing more expensive than being cheap" <NT>. Hans, Oct 13, 2017
  37. Small early Christmas present.... Doc Nickel, Oct 12, 2017
    1. Quality tools. beejay5169, Oct 13, 2017
      1. A lesson hard-learned.... Doc Nickel, Oct 13, 2017
        1. quality drill bits. kiawe, Oct 13, 2017
          1. Velveeta-grade drill bits.... Doc Nickel, Oct 13, 2017
          2. Drill bits. Chloe, Oct 14, 2017
      2. One exception:. DannyBeans, Oct 13, 2017
        1. one more exception. snark, Oct 13, 2017
          1. Easy solution:. Doc Nickel, Oct 13, 2017
            1. Loaning.. Deus Machina, Oct 14, 2017
    2. Hardinge is good stuff. Russ Kepler, Oct 13, 2017
      1. Oddball collets.... Doc Nickel, Oct 13, 2017
        1. 2VB. Russ Kepler, Oct 14, 2017
    3. And the collection is complete.. Doc Nickel, Oct 13, 2017
      1. TTS alternative. y0da900, Oct 13, 2017
        1. Interesting idea.... Doc Nickel, Oct 13, 2017
          1. Re: Interesting idea.... Moriniman, Oct 19, 2017
    4. Spotted a full set of 5C collets for sale the other day. TheFnord, Oct 18, 2017
  38. Unless you consider snoring dialogue.... SquirllyOH, Oct 12, 2017
    1. TWB and I have been rendered speechless. Jelsemium, Oct 12, 2017
      1. i think.... Kandinsky, Oct 12, 2017
    2. Technically it's "shorthand".... Doc Nickel, Oct 12, 2017
      1. Raccoon Superpowers. PolarBearSama, Oct 13, 2017
        1. Just curious . . .. DannyBeans, Oct 13, 2017
          1. Comfy enough inside the lead-lined suits. <n/t>. PolarBearSama, Oct 13, 2017
    3. And Jinx thinks,. beejay5169, Oct 15, 2017
  39. It's a good thing.... G.S.Monroe, Oct 12, 2017
    1. Now I have an image. Jelsemium, Oct 13, 2017
    2. Now I have an image. Jelsemium, Oct 13, 2017
    3. Now I have an image. Jelsemium, Oct 13, 2017
  40. The AK-47 of cars. JozsefC, Oct 11, 2017
    1. A Line From _Red Green_ Applies.... CF, Oct 11, 2017
      1. Ladas... Chloe, Oct 11, 2017
    2. Re: The AK-47 of cars. Irregular Logic, Oct 11, 2017
      1. And "good mechanic" was a relative term in the Soviet Union.... eddi, Oct 11, 2017
    3. Lada Riva origins. Moriniman, Oct 12, 2017
    4. you should have seen my father's Tractor. Snowtroll, Oct 12, 2017
  41. TWB - 11OCT17 -- I was wondering.... Jelsemium, Oct 11, 2017
    1. More importantly...... JozsefC, Oct 11, 2017
      1. I'm going to sing the doom song now.. MarkT, Oct 11, 2017
    2. and their clothes are still in the hallway.. G.S.Monroe, Oct 11, 2017
    3. Jinx is really used to that place. Or maybe without his sisters around, it's quieter.n/t. eddi, Oct 11, 2017
  42. Can anyone ID this electrical enclosure?. Doc Nickel, Oct 10, 2017
    1. Oh, and.... Doc Nickel, Oct 10, 2017
    2. Try Hoffman Junction Box Enclosure. MarkT, Oct 10, 2017
      1. I Second this. Spike, Oct 11, 2017
    3. A box for you. The Lord of Cleburne, Oct 11, 2017
    4. Just curious.... Derranged Gadgeteer, Oct 11, 2017
      1. Toolpaths.... Doc Nickel, Oct 11, 2017
    5. Electrical junction box. Kymation, Oct 11, 2017
    6. Standard Type 1 enclosure. Bruce Bergman, Oct 12, 2017
    7. Easy. Tim, Oct 13, 2017
  43. Okay, so what's wrong with my computer..?. Doc Nickel, Oct 10, 2017
    1. Computer moose problem..... beejay5169, Oct 10, 2017
      1. this the pc i built for you or another one.. smorizio, Oct 10, 2017
        1. charms issue. smorizio, Oct 10, 2017
          1. Not the problem.... Doc Nickel, Oct 10, 2017
            1. Possible idea. Chris H, Oct 10, 2017
              1. help. smorizio, Oct 11, 2017
    2. You might possibly consider... LostinAPhogg, Oct 10, 2017
    3. Potentially.... ShneekeyTheLost, Oct 11, 2017
    4. Seems to have healed itself.... Doc Nickel, Oct 11, 2017
      1. Gnomes and Sprites. PolarBearSama, Oct 12, 2017
        1. microsoft pushing out another large update. smorizio, Oct 12, 2017
        2. and Gremlins... You forgot about the Gremlins!. Cpt. Obvious, Oct 12, 2017
          1. I remember them!. Typeminer, Oct 12, 2017
  44. Roger's LARP playtest has gotten out of hand. n/t. eddi, Oct 9, 2017
    1. Nope. Bottling plant..... Snowtroll, Oct 10, 2017
      1. My guess. Jelsemium, Oct 10, 2017
        1. Another guess. Khan Fused, Oct 10, 2017
          1. Not their fault. Roger repurposed those years ago-into dangerous stuff. n/t. eddi, Oct 10, 2017
            1. Repurposing.... Khan Fused, Oct 10, 2017
  45. Can anyone read it?. Donkey, Oct 9, 2017
    1. Warning! Power level critical!. Typeminer, Oct 9, 2017
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